Sunday 21 December 2014

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The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway

Win 24 wonderful Gloucestershire prizes in The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway, this December 2014.

Win an amazing competition prize every day in the run up to Christmas, in The Great SoGlos Advent Giveaway – with more...

Competitions

Win a PS4 Gaming Bundle at King's Walk Shopping Centre

Ends Sunday 21 December 2014

You could be playing the adventure game, Destiny, on a brand new PS4 by entering this latest competition.

Win a PlayStation 4, controller and game in King’s Walk Shopping Centre’s exciting competition.

Guides

Festive day trips with Marchants Coaches guide

Visit the spectacular festive destination of Hyde Park this year for some unforgettable Christmas memories.

With festive markets, winter wonderlands, Cathedral choirs and more, don’t miss some of the best Christmas events...

Gloucestershire Christmas events guide

Find festive events taking place across Gloucestershire.

Find Christmas events in Gloucestershire in 2014, including Christmas fayres, where to meet Santa, carol singing, festive...

Gloucestershire Christmas gift guide

Find the perfect pressie with the SoGlos’s Gloucestershire Christmas gift guide, sponsored by Gloucester Rugby.

Find the perfect Christmas gift in Gloucestershire, with SoGlos’s handpicked guide to alternative festive presents.

Gloucestershire pantomime guide

Get the lowdown on the best county pantos with SoGlos’s guide.

From traditional tales to modern fables, all with a sprinkling of slapstick and thigh-slapping, take your pick of some...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Events

Beauty and the Beast pantomime at Roses Theatre

Sunday 21 December 2014 to Saturday 3 January 2015

Beauty and the Beast looks set to be the Roses’ biggest and best panto yet, with an incredible 55 performances taking to the Tewkesbury stage.

With a burst of magic right from the start and enchantment and surprises galore, treat the whole family to a trip to the...

Christmas at Cattle Country Adventure Park

Sunday 21 to Tuesday 23 December 2014

Santa Claus, ice skating, Narnia and more await little boys and girls at Cattle Country Adventure Park.

Ride the Santa Express train through Narnia at Cattle Country Adventure Park where children can journey to Father Christmas’s...

Granny Turismo at The Eastgate

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See Mary, Marge and Doris whizzing around The Eastgate spreading some festive cheer.

For one-day-only, catch street performer Granny Turismo, spreading festive joy at The Eastgate shopping centre in Gloucester.

Santa's Grotto at Regent Arcade

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Santa will be welcoming county children into his magical grotto at Regent Arcade this Christmas.

Regent Arcade will be granting the Christmas wishes of children across Cheltenham, offering the chance to have their photos...

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Monday 22 December 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Tweedy the Clown is back in the pantomime limelight, as Sleeping Beauty takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this festive...

Santa's Grotto at Eastgate Shopping Centre

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Take the little ones to see Santa this Christmas for a lovely holiday memory.

Eastgate Shopping Centre will be granting the Christmas wishes of children across Gloucester, offering the chance to have...

Meet Santa on a Christmas cruise

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Climb aboard Santa’s floating grotto at Gloucester Waterway Museum’s Christmas Cruises.

Meet Father Christmas in Gloucester this December, as he sets sail on a number of special Christmas cruises organised...

Meet Father Christmas at Cotswold Farm Park

Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa Claus will be setting up his grotto at the Cotswold Farm Park on the weekends leading up to Christmas.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is giving good little boys and girls the chance to meet Father Christmas, with a number...

Santa Breakfast at The Wilson Cafe

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The Gallery Breakfast and more local, delicious eats are on the menu when Santa stops by The Wilson Cafe.

The Wilson Cafe in Cheltenham will welcome Santa for a special festive breakfast every Saturday in the run up to Christmas.

Events

GWR Santa Specials

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

All aboard GWR’s Santa Special for a festive family train trip.

Travel by steam train from Cheltenham to Winchcombe station and visit Santa and his helpers in the Christmas grotto, on...

Santa's Sparkling Christmas at Dean Heritage Centre

Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa will be stopping by the Dean Heritage Centre this Christmas, to the delight of children from the Forest of Dean and beyond.

Soak up the sights and sounds of a traditional Forest of Dean Christmas, meet Santa in his cosy cottage make traditional...

Santa Specials at Dean Forest Railway

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

All aboard the Santa Specials at Dean Forest Railway in December.

Climb aboard a steam train journey with a festive touch on the Santa Specials at Dean Forest Railway,...

Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Sunday 21 December 2014

See some real Christmas quackers at Slimbridge this Christmas.

Tuck into a festive breakfast, feed the birds with Santa’s elves and meet Father Christmas himself, when Slimbridge Wetland...

Santa Sunday Lunches at Wyck Hill House

Sunday 21 December 2014

Santa will be parking his sleigh at Wyck Hill House for a number of special Sunday lunches this December.

Father Christmas will be joining festive families for Sunday lunch at Wyck Hill House this December, with an early present...

Great Expectations in Prestbury

Friday 9 January 2015

Rain or Shine theatre company is back on the road this winter with a tour of Charles Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations.

Rain or Shine is back on the road this winter, with a tour of Charles Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations, being performed...

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves pantomime in Cheltenham

Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 January 2015

John Pannett will be playing Barbara Baba in Promenade Productions’ Ali Baba.

The pantomime season is upon us, with Promenade Productions set to delight audiences at Bacon Theatre with its modern...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

There will be something for everyone at this the 2015 Cotswold Show.

Families and their four-legged friends will be heading to Cirencester Park in their thousands to enjoy the Cotswold Show...

Hot lists

29 magical places to meet Santa Claus in Gloucestershire

Raise a Christmas cheer at King’s Walk with a very loud Santa Claus.

Wonderland grottos, steam trains, farm parks and river boats are just some of the magical places to take the children...

News

Wotton-under-Edge schoolgirl wins national writing competition

A five-year-old schoolgirl won a Christmas competition for her festive short story.

A five-year old girl from Wotton-under-Edge has won a nationwide writing competition for her festive short story.

Corinium Poetry competition now open for entries

There’s plenty to inspire big imaginations at The Corinium Museum.

Aspiring writers from across the county will seek to bring history alive in the Corinium Museum’s poetry competition....

Circus Day Nursery celebrates 17th birthday

Circus Day Nursery celebrates its 17th birthday today.

Circus Day Nursery in Cheltenham is celebrating its 17 year birthday with music, games and scrumptious cake at its special...

Toys to Grow celebrates one-year anniversary

Toys to Grow will celebrate one year of selling quality toys and educational products in Regent Arcade.

Toys to Grow will celebrate a year’s worth of selling books, puzzles, instruments and games to Cheltenham children on...

Special offers

Earlybird Air Tattoo tickets on sale now

Ends Saturday 31 January 2015

Get your hands on Super Earlybird tickets for the Royal International Air Tattoo 2015 while you can.

Snap up tickets to the Royal International Air Tattoo 2015 from just £26, with Super Earlybird tickets on sale until 31...

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Three months free National Trust membership

Ongoing

Snowshill Manor is just one of the National Trus properties in Gloucestershire.

Get three months of free membership to the National Trust, and access to hundreds of days out in the UK, when you sign...

Children & Family events

Santa will be welcoming county children into his magical grotto at Regent Arcade this Christmas.

Santa's Grotto at Regent Arcade

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Take the little ones to see Santa this Christmas for a lovely holiday memory.

Santa's Grotto at Eastgate Shopping Centre

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Christmas at Cattle Country Adventure Park

Sunday 21 to Tuesday 23 December 2014

GWR Santa Specials

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Christmas Fantasy at Clearwell Caves

Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 December 2014

Follow the Star Trail at Gloucester Cathedral

Sunday 21 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015

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